In a new book, Terry Golway takes a sympathetic view of Manhattan's infamous political machine. He says, "Tammany Hall was there for the poor immigrant who was otherwise friendless in New York."

In a new book, Terry Golway takes a sympathetic view of Manhattan's infamous political machine. He says, "Tammany Hall was there for the poor immigrant who was otherwise friendless in New York."

Join The History Buffs Podcast as we discuss some scintillating political scandals in U.S. politics. Click through to listen now. Teapot Dome, President Harding, New York political corruption, Tammany Hall, politics

Join The History Buffs Podcast as we discuss some scintillating political scandals in U.S. politics. Click through to listen now. Teapot Dome, President Harding, New York political corruption, Tammany Hall, politics

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The head of Tammany Hall misused his power and political influence.

The head of Tammany Hall misused his power and political influence.

“What’s the Deal With:” Tammany Hall’s Corruption of the New York City Police Department? Chapter 1 | The History of Policing in the City of New York

“What’s the Deal With:” Tammany Hall’s Corruption of the New York City Police Department? Chapter 1 | The History of Policing in the City of New York

Voters adopted a woman suffrage amendment to the state constitution, a measure backed by Tammany Hall, New York City’s Democratic political machine. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Voters adopted a woman suffrage amendment to the state constitution, a measure backed by Tammany Hall, New York City’s Democratic political machine. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Evolution of the Murphy- Caricature of Irishman as successful immigrant to America: first as Irish potato (murphy); then as farm boy, newly-arrived immigrant, policeman, alderman, and finally as Grand Sachem (Tammany Hall).

Evolution of the Murphy- Caricature of Irishman as successful immigrant to America: first as Irish potato (murphy); then as farm boy, newly-arrived immigrant, policeman, alderman, and finally as Grand Sachem (Tammany Hall).

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1846. Democrat Party Platform. "Great County Meeting at Tammany Hall" Rynders, Chanfrau, Purdy, Broderick, WALSH etc...

1846. Democrat Party Platform. "Great County Meeting at Tammany Hall" Rynders, Chanfrau, Purdy, Broderick, WALSH etc...

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New York’s famously corrupt power broker William M. Tweed is portrayed as a defeated Roman soldier in an image issued just after the election that broke his hold on power. As commissioner of public works, "Boss Tweed" had allied himself with cronies collectively known as Tammany Hall after their political headquarters

New York’s famously corrupt power broker William M. Tweed is portrayed as a defeated Roman soldier in an image issued just after the election that broke his hold on power. As commissioner of public works, "Boss Tweed" had allied himself with cronies collectively known as Tammany Hall after their political headquarters

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